In general, the memory of your computer will work throughout the life of the machine without requiring any attention. Memory has no moving parts that require service or lubrication. The only time you're likely to tangle with memory is when you decide to add to your computer's native endowment, either by adding to its main memory on the motherboard or by adding an expansion board to enhance the size of a disk cache or video frame buffer.

Memory installation is a process that requires care but does not demand expertise or extreme precision. You can usually add a few megabytes in a few minutes without worrying about damaging the memory, your computer, or yourself.

The care required involves taking simple precautions. Avoid static electricity, ...

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